Where I go and get all sorts of crafty. It’s OK to be jealous.

Saturday afternoon, we set up some of our Christmas decorations. Sunday morning, within seconds of waking up, Rylee wanted to see what Santa brought her in her stocking…because NOW IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!!!  !!   ! {seriously, she was that excited at 6:57 AM}

To keep from having to explain that every morning for the next 3 weeks, I devised a plan.

I pretty much amazed myself with what happened next, so I thought I’d share.

We did a craft.

Then I took photos along the way so that I may share with you.

Please note, that while my photos look to be amazing, professional grade material, I did in fact take them with my phone.

Like I said in the title…it’s OK to be jealous.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Construction Paper, your choice of color(s)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A cute little helper, still in footie PJ’s, if at all possile

Step 1: Gather your supplies and take them to your official crafting space. {Or the floor in front of your wood stove. Whatever.}

Step 2: Cut your paper into the required number of strips. Since we made this on Sunday, we needed 21 strips…because there were 21 days until Christmas. Get it?

Step 3: Glue your strips of paper, ring style. Continue until you’re paper is gone.

Step 4: Hang up and admire your amazing creation. Then tear off one ring each day until Christmas is here!

Truth be told, I had big plans to make some awesome Advent calendar complete with fun Christmasy activities. Much like this one…


Then…well…life happened and this is what we ended up with.

The good news is, my kid LOVES it and doesn’t know the difference.

5 thoughts on “Where I go and get all sorts of crafty. It’s OK to be jealous.

  1. Haley

    I had grand plans of making that same big fancy advent calendar for my neices and nephews but to no avail. Maybe my yet-unborn-children will get one…


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